Monday, December 6, 2010

What Drew's Watching: Bones

Bones: Season 6, Episode 8 "The Twisted Bones in the Melted Truck"

Hell of an intro to this one! The exploding car makes up somewhat for the conspicuous lack of action of late. When Angela says "VIN number," I can't help dying a little inside. Hodgins gets my favorite line again: "[Daisy,] I am king of the lab, and you? You are my serf." One of the things I fear I don't complain enough about is the "significant glance" shots in this show. They're like saying, "This is funny. Are you laughing?" or "Scary, right? Right?" Second-place line from Bones: "Teenagers are dull-witted and very difficult to talk to." Unfortunately, the Bones-with-children scene gets lame and wooden (so to speak) pretty fast after that. Sweets's C-3PO is a rare gem. Now, usually this show's good about the "explain scientific things to the rubes" dialogue, but Hodgins and Daisy fall flat here in the magnesium experiment. (Only mildly related: why can't anyone seem to draw anything but hideous cartoons anymore? I ask because of these idiotic "Bob's Burgers" commercials. Also, can we not show the same advertisements on every break? What say you, internet?) This week's Angela computer doohickey -- "I programmed the equations into the computer" -- had even me cocking my eyebrow. (I might still holding a grudge for "VIN number.") The scene with Hannah and Parker is super-heartwarming -- I'll admit that as a child of divorced parents (sob! the humanity!), I have a soft spot for loving two-parent family constructs, but still. Hannah is really growing on me. Sweets and Daisy waver between hilarious and vomit-inducing, with Sweets on the hilarious side and Daisy on the vomit-inducing one. Expect to be disappointed with the mystery here, which is pretty over the top. And oh -- before I leave, here's your official MONTAGE WARNING, in which Bones stares at bones with background music from some artist Fox apparently wants to promote. I hate those.

Plot: 4/10
Action: 4/10
Characters: 8/10
Comedy: 9/10
Bones's Makeup: 2/10

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